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14 03, 2020

Baking Vibes

By |2020-03-29T15:11:15-04:00March 14th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Recipe|Comments Off on Baking Vibes

We may as well do our best to enjoy the current situation...and bake. Judging from some of the social media posts from my colleagues, the grocery store shelves are clearing of flour and sugar. I had 4 very overripe bananas on the counter today that need to be [...]

7 03, 2020

Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

By |2020-03-07T12:03:43-05:00March 7th, 2020|Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Stamping Out Hunger, One Bowl at a Time

It's National Cereal Day, and cereal-makers Kellogg's and General Mills have teamed up to bring awareness to hunger. The two companies have committed to providing 100,000 meals to No Kid Hungry®, a nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they [...]

25 02, 2020

Good Grains

By |2020-02-26T17:11:50-05:00February 25th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Family, Food Facts, Health Professionals, Wellness|Comments Off on Good Grains

Fiber can help with digestive health, blood sugar control, and in reducing cholesterol. Did you know that grain foods offer a significant amount of fiber to a healthy diet? This is one reason they should be included in your diet along with other fiber sources (fruits, vegetables, beans [...]

7 02, 2020

A New View on Cereal

By |2020-02-19T21:00:42-05:00February 7th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Family, Family meals, Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Wellness|1 Comment

Some of the information in this post was inspired by an educational session sponsored by General Mills but the opinions are my own, and I was not paid for this post. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2016, cereal is the number one breakfast food [...]

2 02, 2020

Plant Alternatives VS Beef: Consumer Perceptions of Nutrition Facts

By |2020-02-03T18:58:36-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Food Facts, Food Trends, Health Professionals, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on Plant Alternatives VS Beef: Consumer Perceptions of Nutrition Facts

I recently attended a session (sponsored by Dupont's health division) that shared preliminary results of an International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) consumer survey. The December 2019 survey shared consumer perceptions of plant alternatives to meat. One thousand interviews were conducted among adults aged eighteen and over, from December [...]

26 01, 2020

5 easy ways to incorporate fish twice a week into your diet

By |2020-01-15T15:58:42-05:00January 26th, 2020|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Heart Disease, Wellness|Comments Off on 5 easy ways to incorporate fish twice a week into your diet

You've heard fish is part of a healthy diet, but are you eating it regularly? What's stopping you? The smell? The taste? Bad experiences with poorly prepared fish? Or do you just 'think' you don't like it and haven't really tried different varieties? Maybe you love canned tuna? [...]